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Element's PHH Arval Acquisition Boosts Quarterly Revenue Element Financial boosted revenue in the quarter ending Sept. 30 by 120 percent largely due to its acquisition of PHH Arval from PHH Corp. in July, the company has announced.

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Leasing

Learn the latest in automotive fleet leasing management. The Leasing channel focuses on products, services, research, trends and industry insight by the leasing experts. This section also focuses on how-to’s, best practices, new leasing developments and profiles of companies in the fleet leasing industry.
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Safety & Accident

Targeted news and advice on the Safety and Risk-related issues critical to fleet management. Extensive coverage of safety news, product reviews, cost calculators, accident management, driver training and comprehensive archives.
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Remarketing

Get the expert information and research you need for fleet remarketing. Learn how to increase vehicle residuals while effectively using resale channels and lowering deprecation costs from the articles, tools and expert insight provided in this comprehensive channel.
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Fuel Management

The Fuel Management channel offers news, articles, tools and company profiles on one of the most important issues facing fleet managers. Examine the latest on managing fuel costs, trends and forecasts and learn best practices from experts in the fleet industry.
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Green Fleet

Learn from the experts at Automotive Fleet the ways fleet organizations are greening their fleets. The Green Fleet Channel brings you the latest in the reduction of fuel costs and alternative energy solutions for fleet cars and trucks.
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GPS / Telematics

The Telematics section offers news, articles and tips on the latest technology for routing your fleets as well as providing safety and security with GPS and related technology.
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Maintenance

Learn the latest on fleet vehicle maintenance from our news entries and articles. We offer product updates, maintenance cost stories, and company profiles.
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Vehicle Research

Fleet Vehicle Research channel provides all the vehicle product news in one handy section. Get the latest on what’s new from the OEMs, vehicle descriptions and specs and the latest on technology advances and more.
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Traffic Violations are on the Rise: How Fleets Can Prepare
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Initiatives to increase the sustainability of an organization's fleet should always be considered when a fleet manager is tasked with finding ways to save money. However, sustainability relies on a number of components that sometimes complicates the equation.
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Archive

What Every Fleet Needs to Know Going into 2015

11/12/2014

Get your fleet ready for the New Year by getting an inside look of what industry professionals predict will be the industry trends for 2015 and what you can do to get ready.

The Advantages of Closed Loop Networks for Fleets

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Driving Notes

Chris Wolski
2015 Chevrolet Colorado Mid-Size Pickup

By Chris Wolski
Yes, for fleets, the Colorado is fundamentally a truck, designed for a specific, utilitarian purpose, but Chevrolet also didn’t forget the driver—hence it’s the perfect melding of form and function.

2014 Chevrolet Silverado High Country Pickup

By Mike Antich

Nobody Asked Me, But...

Sherb Brown
Depreciation Returns to the Used-Vehicle Market

By Sherb Brown
The latest auction figures point out a few important trends: First, the market for certain types of vehicles is definitely getting softer. Second, there really isn't one "used-vehicle market" anymore.

Making a Real Difference

By Sherb Brown

Market Trends

Mike Antich
10 Factors Driving Commercial Fleet Vehicle Acquisitions

By Mike Antich
The majority of companies place new model-year orders according to set vehicle replacement parameters; however, projected improvements in economic conditions across almost all business segments bode well for 2015- and 2016-MY commercial fleet sales.

15 Factors Putting Downward Pressure on Fleet Operating Costs

By Mike Antich

In Memoriam: Coach's Insights

Ed Bobit
Thinking of the Newbies of the Future

By Ed Bobit
A lot has changed in the past 10-15 years, so we can only imagine this momentum will continue into the next decade-plus. How will this change impact the fleet manager of tomorrow?

Managing a Car vs. Work Truck Fleet

By Ed Bobit

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MAGAZINE

November 2014

In This Issue:

<p><strong>Mike Antich of Automotive Fleet magazine (podium) moderated the session on driver distractions which included (l-r) Ken Latzko of The CEI Group, Randy Shadley of Corporate Claims Management, Dan Shive of LeasePlan USA, and Jodie Varner of Fleet Response.</strong></p> View article

How to Help Drivers Deal with In-Vehicle Distractions

What are the best practices in developing fleet policies to address in-vehicle distraction? How do you get senior management buy-in? What are the unintended consequences of new safety devices that contribute to driver distraction?

<p><em><strong>Photo via istockphoto.com.</strong></em></p> View article

Company Vehicles Used as a Retention Tool, Says Study

Good pay isn't the only perk that will attract and keep good employees. A study by GE Capital Fleet Services found that a company vehicle can be a strong tool for winning employee loyalty.

<p><em><strong>Photo via istockphoto.com</strong></em></p> View article

How to Develop an Effective Selector Template

One of the “fleet management basics” is determining vehicle selection: what type, make, model, and equipment are best suited to the company fleet mission.

<p><strong>Ingrid Joris, VP and general manager of Ingersoll Rand&rsquo;s HR Operational Services, has used a combination of people and analytical skills in leading the company&rsquo;s fleet. <em>Photo by Chris Wolski.</em></strong></p> View article

Ingersoll Rand's Joris Honored as Fleet Executive of the Year

Ingrid Joris, vice president and general manager of HR Operational Services, has led the company’s dispersed fleet’s centralization, resulting in more than $16 million in savings in three years by engaging employees, utilizing data, sticking to the facts, and running it like a business.

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Fleet Financials - November/December 2013

In This Issue:
Here are some of the Highlights

  • Webber Named 2013 Fleet Executive of the Year
  • Fleet Executives Must Be Futurists
  • Should You Set a Depreciation Rate to Reflect a Strong Resale Market?
    And much more…